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Old 07-19-2010, 07:49 PM   #1
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Re: Aventuras Pura Vida...via Liahona

I'm still working all seeing all 49 states. I have no interest in Hawaii. I'm a South Florida Native. I've seen plenty of palm trees, mangoes, pineapples, climbed more than my fair share of coconut trees. Except for a volcano and the lava flows There's not much else. And there's a lava flow about 50 miles or so from here.http://www.americansouthwest.net/new...tion_area.html Actually the whole area (Socorro) is part of a dormant volcanic basin.

As for bribery... don't underestimate the power of bribery. We started homeschooling the girls in the 4th grade. They had burned out in public school during the 3rd grade. It took us 2 years to get them back reading. One of the girls was very resistant to it. So we started paying them a few cents for X pages read. And it was only from certain types of books. Now they are both avid readers (and we ended up paying lots of money over the course of 4 years). Beside how many of us would work at a job if we didn't get paid for it?
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Old 10-02-2010, 01:47 AM   #2
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Re: Aventuras Pura Vida...via Liahona

Welcome aboard...

Looks like you have your hands full in many ways...

Do you mind giving us some info on the upper cabinets you have sitting on the floor???

EDIT: I found some info on your blog... Were they pulled from an RV or another Bus???

Thanks, Luey...
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:02 AM   #3
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I'm still working all seeing all 49 states. I have no interest in Hawaii. I'm a South Florida Native. I've seen plenty of palm trees, mangoes, pineapples, climbed more than my fair share of coconut trees. Except for a volcano and the lava flows There's not much else. And there's a lava flow about 50 miles or so from here.http://www.americansouthwest.net/new...tion_area.html Actually the whole area (Socorro) is part of a dormant volcanic basin.

As for bribery... don't underestimate the power of bribery. We started homeschooling the girls in the 4th grade. They had burned out in public school during the 3rd grade. It took us 2 years to get them back reading. One of the girls was very resistant to it. So we started paying them a few cents for X pages read. And it was only from certain types of books. Now they are both avid readers (and we ended up paying lots of money over the course of 4 years). Beside how many of us would work at a job if we didn't get paid for it?

you kinda forgot about use up here in the northwest and are volcano and the lava flows! it is so much nicer up here then down south in cal.
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:19 AM   #4
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The past few weeks were well spent. We finished getting Liahona cleaned, sanded floors (rust), re-cleaned, painted and sealed floors, sealed windows in & out, put down insulation and sub-flooring, put in quite a few of the components we have gathered, began adjusting dinettes and kitchen cabinets (this weekend I am hoping to finish up the adjusting and make sure my floor plans are going to work).

I have tried to upload pics, but am still unable to figure out why they don't load. If you want to see pics, feel free to check out our blog.

http://aventuraspuravida.blogspot.com/2 ... ettes.html

Good to see all of you that are in the middle of conversions moving along, as well. It's so nice to have a group of skoolies to share with and to learn from.

you might want to think about some thing before you get to far in to the build!!!!!! grey and black water tanks!!!! all rv's have them on the driver side!!!!! trust me on this one who ever put my skoolie together put them on the passenger side and it is a PAIN IN THE BUTT at the rv park and the rv dump station. so this is a heads up for you.....

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Old 10-03-2010, 09:05 AM   #5
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Re: Aventuras Pura Vida...via Liahona

also have all the water, power and suwer all in the same area as a convenyns 99% of your rv park have it all with in 10 feet on the drivers side for hookups. yes it is a headack for my suwer line i have to run it under the monster to hook it up to the drain here in the park you talk about a pain in the but cralling under this thing to do that damn!!! i have been slowly fixing all the stuff that was not done right as far as rv's are done, but when you have the blood sucking court draining you dry it is hard to do!!!!
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:56 AM   #6
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... it is a headache for my sewer line i have to run it under the monster to hook it up to the drain here in the park...
We currently have the water/electric on one side of our RV and the sewer hookup is on the other side! You can't win... So we pulled the RV in backwards (back in site, we pulled in) so that we wouldn't have to string extension cords for the electric. Our CATV hook up is almost 100 ft away... I know because we use the line that was installed for our DISH. The sewer hose is run under the RV to the "patio" area. Good thing our sewer hose is bright red! In TX, our sewer line was about 2 ft under the RV... at the rear! I'm telling you , you can't plan for these things... too many are different. We stayed (in the popup) at a campground in Nashville... the hookups were at the front of the LONG pull thru (next to the road). Took two 25 ft water hoses and my two 25 ft extension cords to reach. Luckily we didn't have a need to drain off the grey tank.
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Old 10-03-2010, 11:41 AM   #7
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Re: Aventuras Pura Vida...via Liahona

damn!!! well when they put the monster together they put the fresh water on the inside just in front of the wheel well on the drivers side. i have a storage box under the fresh water tank on outside and the black and grey is on the other side, and when i can get every thing i need to i'm going to move the fresh water under and in between the frame rails just behind the diff and that will free up about 6' on the inside so i can move other things around to make it more livable and i might even move the crapper at that point to the driver side with both tanks to and still keep my shower on the passenger side like i have seen in some rv's. then i can put my storage box that is now were i have all the battery's and other power stuff in which i want to have on the pass side for road side safety and just have a plug in on the driver side to be able to hookup in rv park.
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:22 AM   #8
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So, Lorna and Sean....would it be better to put all of the holding tanks and electrical on the same side? We are planning on putting the freshwater/electric/generator on the curbside and the gray/black/propane on the streetside.
that would be ok but i would do two other things also, one being put the genny on the driver side, for the noise so if your sitting on the passenger side it is not to loud for you. two being have a place to hook up to park water on the drivers side, basicly have all your hookups right in the same area so it will be easy on you to hook it upat a park or some one's house if they have a rv slab for parking.

and if any one has anything to add please chime in!!!!!
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Old 10-04-2010, 12:51 PM   #9
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Re: Aventuras Pura Vida...via Liahona

MOST but not all hookups tend to be on the drivers side in campgrounds. Older/smaller campground often end up being all over the place. I think this campground used to be a KOA (main office looks like it). As time passed, they made "upgrades" here & there. Not all the sites are full hook up... of the full hook ups, not all have cable (yet same price). We also ran into odd hookup placement in a TVA park in TN, a couple of private campgrounds and a couple of National Forest campgrounds (several sites with electric but one threaded hose bibb for all of us to share... which is why I carry a hose splitter or two with me still). The other thing is dump stations... sometimes they are on the "wrong" side... but generally on the driver's side. We tend to dump in the campground when we hook up for the night but when it comes to the stand alone dump, whether at a campground, rest stop or truck stop, about 25% of the time, they are on the passenger side. That has been my experience. It's often enough that we plan on setting up our lines to be able to dump from both sides.
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The other thing is dump stations... sometimes they are on the "wrong" side... but generally on the driver's side. We tend to dump in the campground when we hook up for the night but when it comes to the stand alone dump, whether at a campground, rest stop or truck stop, about 25% of the time, they are on the passenger side. That has been my experience. It's often enough that we plan on setting up our lines to be able to dump from both sides.
well that is a go idea but i have one problem doing that!!! i don't have a pusher and have a drive line to deal with kinda a big hurtle i have to deal with. but for those of you that have a pusher bus that would be a good idea, to be able to have a dump on both sides.
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